What is an Advocate?

An advocate with the Office of Survivor Support is a professional who is trained to respond with compassion and trauma-informed expertise to students who have experienced sexualized violence. The advocate assists students with crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals, and advocacy for accommodations with the following:

What is Sexual Misconduct?

MSU policy defines sexual misconduct as: “unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature committed without effective consent. Sexual misconduct can vary in its nature and severity. For purposes of this policy, sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and domestic or dating violence.” 

Sexual Misconduct Policy